I got diabetes at the age of 3 and have had it for 27 years now.
My father left when I was three and didn’t want anything to do with me because he was afraid of my disease.
I started taking care of my disease by myself at the age of 10.
I moved across the states with my mom after my grandma passed on when I was 11.When I got to Colorado, my mother hooked up with an alchohlic man(stepfather).He was very abusive. I was left to take care of my sisters and mom.Protecting them took up a lot of my time and trying to attend school, I had no time to worry about my diabetes. About 9 years later this man left.
My diabetes was way out of control and a lot of other things happened to me that I won’t share because they are personal.
Till this day my mom does not even know what went on when she wasn’t there…..
Well my diabetes spiraled far out of control and I just didn’t care.I have had some complications such as retinopathy and neuropathy.My eye doctor did several laser surgeries and I had both cataracts removed and now I can see almost perfect.
I am 30 this year and I still haven’t gotten my disease in control.
I want to try and get in control and feel good again.
It’s been so long being out of control I don’t know where to begin.
Am I too late in trying or can I get in control and get better?
It is also difficult because I have no support.I don’t see doctors, my mom does nothing but yell because I am so far out of control and my friends try to understand but can’t.
Thanks for letting me share my story.